Simple ways to make your employees happier

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Show appreciation

Sal Tofano: Establish transparency, ownership, and inclusiveness. Celebrate and recognize successes and reward true accomplishments often.

Joe Chernov: Say "thank you."

Gordon Plutsky: Show appreciation and say "thank you" often. People want praise almost as much as a paycheck.

Christopher Durham: Give more credit than you take.

The importance of inspiration

Tad Smith: Challenge them. Support them. Inspire them. Reward them.

Tom Olivieri: I use a method I call RISE -- Reward, Inspire, Set goals, and Educate.

Kristen Wolosonowich: Empower and inspire them.

Mary Gillis: Challenge them.